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Hekia Parata Fact Checker: National Standards are “the right steps”

Hekia Parata, quoted in stuff.co.nz, Monday 17 November 2014:

“The profession and academics of New Zealand determined that those were the right steps to be taken in each progression through our education system,” Parata said. 841 more words

National Standards

What Happens When We Look At What IS Working?

The coolest thing about teaching is that there is no one right way to do it. There are some essential components of the craft that we know work, but the innovative strategies teachers use to incorporate those essentials can vary in beautiful, creative, stylistic ways. 764 more words


A sixth form college manifesto for 2015

The Sixth Form College Association has published its manifesto for the 2015 general election. It will join the manifestos of many other organisations in politicians’ in-trays, no doubt prompting many warm words but few cast-iron promises. 595 more words


Trust and Teachers

Earlier this evening, I had the following twitter conversation. It was all very civilized. It began with a fellow history tweeter being asked a question by an @ANONAHT. 2,714 more words

Life In The Classroom

Learning to Work Together: Collaboration Around Ecuador's Ten-Year Education Plan

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By Orazio Bellettini and Adriana Arellano*

One of the main obstacles to Ecuador´s development and progress is its geographic, social, political and economic fragmentation. 1,271 more words


Paying me $125,000 won't make me a better teacher

Greek philosopher and head of Aristotle’s school in Lyceum, Theophrastus, once stated, “Time is the most valuable thing man can spend.” This is how a school leader felt in 290 BCE, and nearly 2000 years, the sentiment still stands—little has changed in how we educate our children. 1,096 more words

Sharing school libraries? How about no.

Yesterday, Hekia Parata made a passing comment on Nine to Noon about the feasibility of schools sharing libraries. She lumped libraries in with assembly halls, pools, gyms, etc. 735 more words

Education Policy